Dementia Friends Resources
As the aging population continues to grow, dementia is on the rise. These resources can help you better understand dementia and how to care for a loved one living with the disease.
What is Dementia?
Dementia describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills that can impact a person’s ability to do everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia.
Learn the Signs
Memory loss is a normal part of aging, but when it disrupts daily life, this may be a sign of dementia. Become a Dementia Friend to learn signs of normal aging vs. the early signs of dementia.
If you or a loved one have recently received a dementia diagnosis, we encourage you to become a Dementia Friend to learn tips for communication that can help you better understand each other with less stress.
My Story About Dementia
Dementia Friends Indiana aims to help people tell positive stories about living with dementia. We’d love to hear from caregivers, people living with dementia, and community workers.
5 Key Messages
- Dementia is not a normal part of aging.
- Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain.
- Dementia is not just about having memory problems.
- It is possible to have a good quality of life with dementia.
- There’s more to the person than dementia.
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